§ MR. CHAPLIN (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state the number of successful primary vaccinations in 1898, 1899, and 1900, and the first six months of 1901, respectively; and also the number of conscientious objections which have been made to vaccination under the Act of 1898 during the same period.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The Parliamentary Return already issued gives the number of successful primary vaccinations for 1898 as 500,314, and for 1899 as 669,349. According to Returns which I have since received, the number for for 1900 is 677,655. I have not at present received Returns from all the Unions for 1901. The number of certificates of conscientious objection received by Vaccination Officers is as follows:—
|First six months of 1901||19,252|